Hawaii Kau Blend by Paradise Roasters | CoffeeReview.com
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2013
Origin: Ka'u growing district, Big Island of Hawaii; other undisclosed origins. Price: $18.95/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Richly and gently bright, balanced. Cedary dark chocolate, honey, ripe orange in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart, juicy acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a sweet-toned finish.

Notes: Ka'u is a newly emerging Hawaii coffee growing district centered thirty miles or so southeast of the famous Kona region. This blend combines a Ka’u coffee with unspecified proportions of coffees from other compatible origins. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot coffees and espressos from Hawaii and other premier coffee growing regions. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A balanced, softly bright cup in a satisfyingly classic, Kona-associated style.


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